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Air Force’s Chinook sets record for longest non-stop helicopter exit


The Chinook helicopter is used for transporting troops, artillery, equipment and fuel.

New Delhi:

A Chinook helicopter of the Indian Air Force set a record on Monday for the longest uninterrupted helicopter crash by flying seven and a half hours from Chandigarh to Jorhat in Assam, defense officials said.

The helicopter covered a distance of 1,910 km, and this was made possible by the capabilities of the Chinook along with operational planning and execution by the IAF, they said.

“A @IAF_MCC Chinook undertook the longest uninterrupted helicopter crash in India, flying from Chandigarh to Jorhat (Assam). The 1910 km route was completed in 7 hours 30 min and made possible by Chinook’s capabilities along with operational planning and execution by @IAF_MCC, ”a defense spokesman tweeted.

The Chinook is a multi-roll, vertical-lift platform, used for transporting troops, artillery, equipment and fuel. It is also used for humanitarian and disaster relief operations and in missions such as transporting relief supplies and mass evacuation of refugees.

The defense official said the rapid mobility would enable the Indian Air Force to deploy the helicopter optimally as needed.

“Chinook is a multi-role, vertical lift platform, used for transporting men and materials. It also plays an important role in humanitarian and disaster relief operations. Rapid mobility will enable @IAF_MCC to make optimal use of this asset as required, “the official said. another tweet.

In September 2015, India finalized a contract to acquire 22 Apache helicopters and 15 Chinooks helicopters from the USA at a cost of approximately $ 3 billion.

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